If I were to list every change I would do to the Anime Trilogy, it would be way too long for one post. Instead I will focus on one aspect, the "Void Ghidorah".
I like the Lovecraftian themes, but the makers should have taken it to Cthulhu levels. For example...
1a: In Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu's cult were heading towards R'lyeh to perform a ritual to bring out Cthulhu (thus making the "stars right") and conquer the world. Instead the cult were killed off by strangers who stumbled upon the island and by accident freed Cthulhu. Cthulhu sinking into the sea (along with his city) from that boat going through his head was to me more of the fact that the "stars were not right" and thus could not stay in our realm for long. In addition, Cthulhu's cult has been around since the dawn of humanity and will continue to be around when Cthulhu eventually is freed (this is inevitable).
1b: For Void Ghidorah (to me renamed Eldritch Ghidorah) it would be a similar inspired deal. Ghidorah's cult doesn't need Haruo in order to summon their diety, but the ritual does need to be done properly for Ghidorah to be at full power and allowed to be in our realm forever. When interrupted, Ghidorah's full body still comes into our realm... but starts fading faster (aka starting to head back into his realm) the longer he stays in our realm when not fully powered. He stays long enough to do a deed, such as erasing Godzilla from existence. Similar to Cthulhu, Ghidorah's cult will always be around. After the events of the 3rd film, Ghidorah's will is spread among the remaining humans and Mothra-people (making them into his new cultists).
2a: Take out that fragile eye piece which Ghidorah needed to 'see' in our realm. My Eldritch Ghidorah has 0% weaknesses save from the above stated ritual summon requirements. Ghidorah can see in our realm just fine. Without a way to take away intangibility, Godzilla would really have no chance at victory. Heck, he could be a Composite form of all Godzillas and still he would not win. The whole "erased from existence" thing, at least how fast Godzilla is erased, is determined on if Ghidorah was properly ritual summoned. If he was, then Godzilla would be erased/devoured in 30 seconds (at most)! Since he wasn't, 10 minutes.
2b: Like Cthulhu, who has "Deep Ones" or formerly human followers who were 'gifted' by Cthulhu and transformed into deep sea fish-folk (won't die of old age or disease) Ghidorah also bestows his best followers the 'gift' of being transformed into human-sized energy creatures that will dwell with him in his 'paradise' of a void.
3: For the overall film, Haruo still debates on letting go his need for revenge vs destroying Godzilla for all. In my version, the Ghidorah cult does not lie about any past event (like Haruo being saved from the Nanometal due to Mothra powder), but attribute fortunate situations ultimately to Ghidorah. In my version, Haruo agrees to the ritual despite the Mothra twins trying to convince him otherwise. The Mothra twins do succeed in interrupting the ritual though. Much like Ahab from Moby Dick, Haruo's need for revenge costs him not only the life of Godzilla, but Mothra herself (who emerged to Godzilla's aid); and half of the Mothra people/human. Haruo regrets his choices and is trying to figure out how to prevent others from hearing Ghidorah's words.
The film would end with Haruo mysteriously dying, many say he died of guilt... though in reality he died by the hands of the Ghidorah Cult, who's members now includes many of the Mothra folk... even one of the Mothra twins! Moral of the story: do not be obsessed with revenge as it will not only destroy you and possibly your target, but innocents as well. The other side of the story would be the Lovecraftian themes (". The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.")
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on Tue May 21, 2019 8:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
I'm a believe of God and Jesus Christ my saviour and not afraid to say so.
Although I'm not against giving freedom to same-sex couples/marriage (as America is supposed to be free), as a Christian (which the Bible describes as a sin) and me personally I don't care/desire/agree with same sex couples/marriage.